I kept this cat in the bag until the install was complete, but I am so honored to have been selected at the Valley Metro ARTSLINE featured artist for 2018!!! This GIGANTIC mural is located at the Roosevelt & Central Avenue station in Phoenix and will be up for a year until it rotates to the next installment. It's been fun seeing people posting pictures on IG already! The official kickoff is during ART DETOUR PHX this year, and you can also see two more pieces inside the Light Rail cars this year, so be sure to look up when you ride! This was a huge undertaking, and consisted of many, many layers, and I am so happy with the end result! Most of the murals I've done recently are commissions with a real specific goal in mind, and for this project I was given the ultimate in creative freedom, so I really had fun trying out a bunch of different layers and elements to get to the finished design. I had a great time going all out and cramming a ton of fun elements into this one, and tried to honor both my roots in aerosol painting and my more recent canvas style. I really enjoy getting the overall composition realistic and then blowing out some of the elements in a loose or drippy way. Two of our family pets, Hanzo & Winston, joined the party, with Winston the pug entering a portal in one area and popping out in another! My wife was my photo reference for the yogi, and if you look close, you can find the Phoenix Lights & a few other fun hidden elements. Go check it out next time you ride the train & let me know what you find!
Got my hands on a blank Mutant Cop & Dk-9 set last year and it's been staring at me ever since. I absolutely LOVE this sculpt, and I always have a blast painting anything Violence Toy makes! Up for grabs currently at lulubelltoys.com here.
Painted a few more of the baby Bella figure by Grody Shogun this week, in a cute baby Bride of Frankenstein version! Up for grabs now at Lulubell Toys. As always, gratitude to Robert Howell for always capturing my customs in photos so well! <3 UPDATE: SOLD OUT! Thank you to everyone who picked one up!
I can't tell you how much of an honor it is to get to paint a run of James Groman's Rotten Rexx for Lulubell Toys. When the figure was making it's initial debut, a blank head was released first, and a paint contest was held. The winner was to be picked by James himself on Instagram, and would get to paint a run based on their winning entry! I didn't even think I'd be considered, but I wanted to paint one anyway because it's just such an awesome figure. James is one of my artist-legend-heroes and to have had the extreme pleasure of meeting him a few times now, this release is special to me to say the least. It's always rad when you meet a hero and they not only meet, but exceed your expectations. That is James. So extremely talented in so many mediums, a true professional, and one of the most modest, down to earth artist's I've ever met. Super humble and hardworking dude. I could go on and on about Rexx and James Groman, but I'll stop short by saying I am truly grateful and honored to paint this run, and look forward to seeing where they end up! (sales details below)
Thank you to the amazingly talented Robert Howell (@xduchessgummybunsx on Instagram) for
always taking such amazing photographs!
Lulubell Toys will be offering up the right to purchase these via lottery, full details on how to enter below. All winners will have 48 hours to complete payment, or we will select another winner. Due to size, these can ship by Priority Mail or EMS only. $250usd + shipping.
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Here's a fun custom Cure Toys Brain Bug Boogie Man I did this week that is off to CA! Super amazing figure to paint...I love the detail in the James Groman head and mask, and it lends itself really well to this homage. This was painted on flesh vinyl blank (maybe first release?) from a couple years back. Thank you to the amazingly talented Robert Howell (@xduchessgummybunsx on Instagram) for always taking such amazing photographs!
Had a few more of these blank Multum in Parvo's from Lulubell/Grody Shogun to play with this week. This one was inspired by the latest viral Pug video circulating this week, Pugronomicon (and therefore being posted, text and emailed to my wife daily...lol). Micro run, painted by me, $35 each + shipping via Lulubell Toys. $5 from every Pug sold via Lulubell gets donated to Arizona Pug Rescue, so pick up one of these evil do-gooders at www.lulubelltoys.com today. UPDATE: SOLD OUT - thanks to all who grabbed one!
Fun custom I did this week on the Popsoda Fog white vinyl blank. I am kicking myself for not getting more of these white blanks when they were available...I have so much fun painting these! Got a new fine line Iwata gun this week since my older one is almost completely shot, and wanted to see what it could do! UPDATE: Sold, off to his new home. Thank you!
Had some fun this week painting some of Lulubell's Multum in Parvo. Obvious nod to one of my favorites, RTJ! UPDATE: NOW sold out! Thanks to all who purchased!
It's always fun to paint the amazing creations that Grody Shogun comes up with, so I was stoked to get my hands on these 3 Bella beauties! Her sweet face just seemed to lend herself to some innocent darkness. Three only, up for grabs at Lulubell Toys! UPDATE: SOLD OUT!
Picked up this rad Mutant Cop at Dcon this year from Violence Toy. This guy is such an amazing sculpt! So much gory detail to paint, I love the big size (12"/30cm.) and the hat & billy club are removable which is a great touch! Up for grabs now in my web store. (Photos by the amazingly talented homie Robert Howell (@xduchess_gummybunsx on IG)